Monday, February 20, 2012

Vinegar as Kitchen Sanitizers

The bottom line is that vinegar, at room temperature, is only effective in controlling germs that cause salmonella. It is not effective at controlling germs that cause E. Coli or Listeria. Therefore, vinegar cannot be substituted for bleach when sanitizing surfaces.

However, the study found that when the vinegar was heated to a temperature of 130 degrees F, that it was effective against all three types of germs. I've attached the OSU fact sheet for you to share.